Giovanni Quintella Bezerra, a 32 year old Brazilian anaesthetist has been accused of raping a woman during a C-section and is believed to have been involved in five similar incidents.
Giovanni Quintella Bezerra was secretly recorded during a third C-section in Rio de Janeiro after nurses became suspicious of his behavior and suspected he was assaulting the woman.
Bezerra was arrested on July 10 and charged with assault on the patient.
Giovanni Quintella Bezerra: How Brazilian anaesthetist, 32, allegedly raped sedated woman during her C-section
According to reports, Bezerra heavily sedated the woman during the C-section, to the point that she was barely aware of what was happening.
As surgeons got to work on delivering the baby, Bezerra is said to have positioned himself near the woman’s head – with his gown arranged in such a way that the rest of the team, working just feet away, could not see her from the neck up.
He is then said to have orally raped her for 10 minutes – even intimidating a nurse who tried to get close.
But, unbeknownst to him, nurses who had become suspicious of his behaviour during two earlier C-sections the same day had set up a phone in a nearby glass cabinet to record him during the surgery.
Reviewing the footage afterwards, the women saw Bezerra moving his arm back and forth as if pulling the woman’s head towards his crotch and pushing it away again.
At the end of the ‘attack’, he was recorded cleaning the woman’s mouth with gauze.
Watch video of how Giovanni Quintella Bezerra , allegedly raped sedated woman during her C-section.